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Tune ID#4522 (Lord Wellington's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lord Wellington's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JnKlly (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lord Wellington's Reel / Lord Wellington / Tiarna Wellington / The Fairy Hurlers / The Galway Rambler / Galway Rambler / Paddy Finlay's Favourite / Walsh's Favourite (1st in set Wellington Reels on IFM; 1st in set Wellington's Reels on MC 2; untitled tune between Atlantic Wave and Silver Spear on OMT; 3rd in The Mountain Top Set on CLnn 1) (also in A) (also with a third part, only on BRny 1, added by borrowing the 2nd part of #696) (compare 1st part with 1st part of both Galway Rambler #696 and Tommy Whelan's No. 1 #7548)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
192312#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
~19239#1
[MC 2] Michael Coleman. The Enduring Magic. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
197521#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (concertina).
~19992#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~19991#2
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Billy.
~200017#3
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum). For this tune: with Johnny Connolly (melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Atlantic Wave
OMT
Tie the Bonnet
BRny 1
Rolling in the Ryegrass
CLnn 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Copperplate
IFM, MC 2
Silver Spear
OMT
Mick O'Connor's Choice
CLnn 1

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #199 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1923